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Kanematsu USA, Import/Export Associate, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 9715

Thu, April 30, 2015

Explore this position and apply via your BTT Gateway account, Job ID 9715

Directly handle multi-million dollar import/export business. This position involves a high degree of autonomy and responsibility, and there is minimal time spent in internal meetings. One must negotiate and purchase steel from foreign steel mills for delivery to the North American market and sell said steel to North American customers. Also, oversee shipment and customs clearance of material as well as delivery to customers. Zero knowledge of steel required beyond ability to correctly spell the word. 

Work Hours: as needed, but office hours are 9-5, M-F. Typical work week is 45-50hours. 

Travel: Opportunity to regularly visit interesting places in North America and around the world. Typically 1-2 trips per month of 2-3 days to customers in North America. Periodic overseas trips to visit suppliers - mainly Japan, but also could be China, Taiwan, Brazil, Spain, etc.. 2-3 week training session at company headquarters in Tokyo after 1-2 years of employment. 

Desired skills: 
International mentality 
Strong personal skills 
Excellent writing and verbal skills 
Flexible and creative mind 
Belief in the benefits of global free trade 
Entrepeneurial Spirit 
Foreign language skills are not necessary, but helpful. 

Compensation: 
Fixed salary (low 40's) plus annual bonus based on the net profitability of department. 
401K, Pension, Medical/Dental insurance 
2 weeks vacation plus 2 personal days. Vacation increases up to 4 weeks after 10 years. 
12 company holidays per year (Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.)

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